This is a delicious drink for a summer barbecue. You make a pineapple-lemonade syrup and mix individual servings with sparkling water to create a refreshing and satisfying beverage. Since you only need 2 ounces of the syrup for each serving, this goes quite a long way. I never have ice on hand, so we had these sans ice, which was just fine- add ice if you want.
June is here- I can't wait for more sun and some warmer weather!!
Pineapple Lemonade Spritzer
adapted from Allrecipes
3 cups pineapple juice3 lemons, juiced
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup honey
6 slices lemon
1 (2 liter) bottle carbonated water
1. To make the pineapple lemon syrup: In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine pineapple juice, sugar and honey. Bring to a boil, and cook for 1 minute. Add fresh lemon juice to the mixture. Allow to cool, then refrigerate overnight.
2. Fill glasses with ice. Place a slice of lemon in each glass. Stir pineapple-lemon syrup and pour 2 fluid ounces into each glass. Fill glasses to the top with carbonated water; stir.
*The syrup can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.